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Job Announcement: Susanville Indian Rancheria – Forestry Crew Supervisor

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

nowhiringfeature Susanville Indian Rancheria/Forestry Crew Supervisor

OPENING DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: February 22, 2019
CLOSING DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: March 22, 2019
POSITION TITLE: Forestry Crew Supervisor
SUPERVISES: Yes
STARTING SALARY: $43,638.40 (20.98 ph)
GRADE: 12
POSITION CLASS: Exempt
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
STATUS: Permanent – Seasonal (approximately 6 months)
HOURS: Full Time (40 per week)
SUBJECT TO P.L. 101-630: No
BENEFITS: Highly competitive package *See below

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The forestry crew supervisor supervises and works with the forestry crew performing a variety of forestry, fuels and conservation project work on and off tribal lands. Supports and coordinates crew assignments for project work per instruction from the environmental coordinator. Assists in survey, marking, and flagging prescribed treatment areas using GPS and other geospatial sourced data points and works with crew in accomplishing outlined project goals within those demarcations. Implements project work plans as communicated by the environmental coordinator and organizes the crew’s daily tasks, assignments, schedules, and related travel needs to work locations using forestry vehicles.
Work is physically demanding and consists of frequent bending, lifting, hiking, and walking over a rough, sloped and uneven terrain. Exposure to adverse weather conditions such as hot dry conditions, rain, snow, and thunder cell activity. Responsible for overall crew safety under all conditions while en route and at project sites. Works closely with environmental coordinator to ensure proper and timely logistic support for crew activities and equipment needs and oversees timekeeping and records for crew management (CTR’S, timesheets, certification task book, inventory for equipment, supply requisitions, purchasing, support vehicle logs and records, etc.).

Work requires use of chainsaw, pole saw, weed eater, drip torch, log splitter, and other related equipment. Responsible that all applicable safety procedures and protocols are adhered to while in transit and on site for crew assignments and project work.

Responds to wild land fire requests as part of an interagency agreement. Requests may vary in nature dependent on incident needs ranging from single resource personnel, forestry crew and ten (10) to twenty (20) person hand crew. Assignments may require up to a fourteen (14) days, or longer duration.

SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Supervises a three (3) person forestry crew.
2. Attends trainings, meetings and other events as requested. Communicates relevant information to crew and others. Provides input on crew development, trainings and work performance. Encourages and develops teamwork among the forestry crew.
3. Receives, implements, and communicates information to crew and others to meet goals and objectives of project work, safety and other performance expectations.
4. Performs administrative duties as requested; preparing correspondence, forms, reports, filing and some accounting for grant compliance, crew records and CTR during project work and on fire assignments.
5. Responsible for scheduling vehicle maintenance, i.e.; oil changes, tune-ups, and reporting observed or suspected safety issues. Transports crew safely to and from projects.
6. Participates in all projects including: removal of diseased and small diameter trees, tree pruning, piling, and chipping and with prescribed fire burning.
7. Committed for the full duration of the forestry crew season.
8. Responds to wild land fire assignments and other resource requests.
9. Identifies safety hazards in field operations. Communicates issue and proper protocols and procedures to mitigate risks. Demonstrates safe practices and procedures for crew to follow. Conducts situational safety trainings in coordination with environmental coordinator.
10. Work requires frequent lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds), bending, hiking and walking over rough and uneven terrain.
11. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Must have one (1) to three (3) years of experience in forestry or related field.
2. Must have a two-year college degree or completion of a specialized course of study at a trade school or completion of specialized training courses or job specific skills acquired through on-the-job training or apprenticeship program.
3. Must pass annual work capacity test (Pack Test) at the arduous duty level within 45 days.
4. Must have current CPR/Basic First Aid and First Responder Certification (or ability to be certified within 30 days).
5. Experience with natural resource management, ICS, NWCG and USFS/DOI fire and related protocols and procedures.
6. Experience using navigational tools such as maps, compass, GPS, and other geospatial information.
7. Must have fire line experience in suppression, prescribed fire, and crew supervision at the squad boss level.
8. Must have experience operating a chainsaw, pole saw, weed eater, drip torch, ATV/OHV, and other related forestry and fire equipment.
9. Must be squad boss rated.
10. Must pass a pre-employment medical exam.
11. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent from an accredited high school.
12. Must have a valid driver’s license.
13. Must pass P.L. 101-630 background check.
14. Must pass pre-employment drug test and agree to random drug testing.

WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT:
1. PHYSICAL SAFETY: The work requires considerably physical exertion such as infrequent climbing of ladders, frequent lifting of heavy objects over 50 pounds with repetitive bending, crouching or stooping. Job requires above-average agility and dexterity.
2. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress that require a range of safety and other precautions, e.g., working at great heights under extreme outdoor weather conditions, subject to possible physical attack or mob conditions, or similar situations where conditions cannot be controlled.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
• Uphold all principles of confidentiality.
• Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards.
• Interact in an honest, trustworthy and respectful manner with employees, visitors and vendors.
• Participate in departmental staff meetings, quality management activities, cultural and educational programs.
• Comply with policies and procedures.
• Maintain a current insurable driver’s license.
• Display respect and understanding of Susanville Rancheria’s traditions and values.
• The way the employee relates to fellow employees, customers and visitors is considered parallel in importance to technical knowledge and ability.
• Any attitude or behavior that will tarnish the name or reputation of the Susanville Indian Rancheria will not be tolerated and is subject to disciplinary action.

PREFERENCE POLICY:
1st Preference: Enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe.
2nd Preference: Documented proof of Veteran Status, i.e. DD-214, Veterans Benefit Card.
3rd Preference: Non-Native applicant.

SIR BENEFITS PACKAGE:
The Susanville Indian Rancheria offers its Full-Time employees a highly competitive benefits package, including: annual cost-of-living increases (based on SSA COLA); eligibility for annual merit increases; twelve paid holidays; thirteen days paid sick leave; up to twenty-six days paid annual leave (depending on length of service); maternity leave; paternity leave; affordable group health, dental, vision, and life insurance; and 401(k) retirement plan.

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
All applicants are required to submit a Susanville Indian Rancheria/ Lassen Indian Health Center application. Applications can be found on our website at www.sir-nsn.gov/human-resources/ (SIR – LIHC – Gaming Commission Application for Employment P.L. 101-630 Requirements) or picked up at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, CA.

Only complete applications will be considered. For your application to be considered complete you must attach the following:
1. Completed Susanville Indian Rancheria/Lassen Indian Health Center Application.
2. Copy of your High School Diploma or College Degree or transcripts documenting your graduation or completion of your Degree.
3. Copy of your valid Driver’s License.
4. Copy of any other certification required.
5. Copy of Tribal Card, if claiming Indian Preference.
6. Copy of DD214 or other proof of Veteran status, if claiming Veteran’s Preference.
7. Copies of red card ratings and any pertinent training.
8. An additional statement on how you meet each minimum qualification.

Complete applications can be dropped off in person at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, CA Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. They may also be emailed to nmerkle@sir-nsn.gov or faxed to (530)257-1895 or mailed to the above address. All applications must be received by 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

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